by M.J. Pennington
Con Photographer, and Reporter
When you go to the register you normally need your id and/ or the paper that says you paid for the pass. Well I have a funny story. WE get to the con and was having trouble finding the papers but we eventually did find them, and when my group got to the regestration desk( which wasnt crowded or anything cause we got there later in the evening on friday) the only person who had their id was my roommate/cosplay partner. My wallet was missing and hte other in our party didnt have his id in his wallet. If I hadnt insisted on finding the papers for little man three out of the four of us probably wouldnt had been allowed in, or would have had to rebuy our tickets. The girl at registration was really nice and sweet which made things a little bit easier and my wallet THANK THE LORD just fell out my bag in the car floor board.
Location, Hotel and Parking
TnT was at the beautiful and large Tulsa convention center in Tulsa Oklahoma, and we stayed at the Doubletree hotel. We parked in a parking garage and that is where our car stayed the whole weekend cause the spot we got was not easy to find.
The convention building had enough room for lots of panels and events and for lots of congoers to move around without bumping into one another all the time.
The hotel I wasnt really happy with. The beds were uncomfortable, and small. I didnt get much sleep that weekend probably 6 hours from friday to sunday all together! there was no fridge or microwave. See i wouldnt have minded if there was a contenental breakfast included with the price that we paid for the room, but there wasnt one and we didnt have anything to cook or store food. The bathroom was TINY. not small TINY!
Next year if things permit and I am able to go I will not NOT be staying at the double tree hotel.
Panels & Events
This year I was busy helpin the CAnnot Unsee Cosplay group with some of their panels, and was only really able to go to one panel outside of that that was ran by aianime cosplay group. All the panels were fun to watch and participate in. There were some other panels that I heard about like the Supernatural Panel that were a big hit!
There were lots of events but the one that was the BIG THING was the cosplay contest which I was only able to sit in a little bit due to health issues. What I saw was really cool, and wish i could have seen more.
Artist Alley filled two hallways. TWO HALLWAYS! and every single one of the artists were amazing i wished i had the money to buy something from all of them! I got some great pieces as did my roommate.
The dealer/venders room was big and there were lots of booths to look at they had games, wigs, decals, swords, and lots of toys and goodies to look at and choose from.
TnT had lots of guests but i was only able with my schedule to see the voice actors. Brina Palencia ,Eric Vale ,Jeremy Inman, J Michael Tatum, Terri Doty were all wonderful and a absolute joy to meet! I met some before and like always it was wonderful seeing htem again and getting to introduce my son to them and tell him who they did the voices for.
The staff was Awesome, and Helpful! There was a lot going on and a lot of congoers and they were right ontop of it, or well from my point of view they were on top of things.
there were lots of photoshoots going on in different parts of the convention center. I myself was the photographer at a mini shoot , and one of two cosplayers in the other.
There were ups and downs for me at this con, but i still had fun getting to see friends whom me and my son love dearly, and getting to make new friends. I loved cosplaying Ant-man, and Bruce banner while my room mate/cosplay partner cosplayed Wasp and Betty ( If you want to see pictures we have some on our facebook page, and on my personal studio page )
Like I said above lots of ups and downs but lots of convention experiences have those. I really enjoyed Tokyo in Tulsa and I am planning on going again. The convention Tokyo in Tulsa is a good convention with wonderful people on their staff and the panels and events were great.
Go to Tokyo in Tulsa. YES! DEFINATELY! It is a wonderful con that everyone should attend if they can.